The Tokyo International FilmFestival (TIFF) has announced its full line-up for the 19th edition which willclose with veteran director Kon Ichikawa's MurderOf The Inugami Clan.
TIFF and Kadokawa chairmanTsugihiko Kadokawa announced
As previously announced, theopening film is Clint Eastwood's Flags Of Our Fathers, the first of two films that focus on theWWII battle for the Japanese
Also screening at theopening are Yoji Yamada's Love And Honor (Bushi NoIchibun), the third film in his samurai trilogy, and Lee Joon-ik's King And The Clown.
Returning competitionprogramming director Chiseko Tanaka has selected 15 films from 614 entriesspanning 66 countries, including Junji Sakamoto's Awaking, Emmanuel Mouret's ChangeOf Address, Soi Cheang's Dog Bite Dog,Maurizio Sciarra's The Kreutzer Sonata,Pu Jian's The Exam, Jonathan Dayton& Valerie Faris' Little Miss Sunshine,Michel Hazanavicius' OSS 117, Cairo NestOf Spies, Hong Sangsoo's Woman On TheBeach and Lu Yue's Thirteen PrincessTrees.
The jury of the internationalcompetition is headed by French director Claude Lelouch and includes former FoxCEO turned independent producer Bill Mechanic, actress Youki Kudoh, Venice FilmFestival director Marco Mueller, Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho andJapanese filmmaker Mitsuo Yanagimachi.
In addition to the openingand closing films, this year's Special Screening section includes DarrenAronofsky's The Fountain, RogerDonaldson's The World's Fastest Indian,Japanese omnibus film Ten Nights OfDreams, Davis Guggenheim's AnInconvenient Truth, Tom Tykwer's Perfume,The Devil Wears Prada, Jiro Shono's The Letter, Keith Fulton & LouisPepe's Brothers Of The Head andAgnieszka Holland's Copying Beethoven.
The Japanese Eyes programwill screen 13 brand new domestic titles, including Ryuichi Hiroki's M, Shinji Aoyama's Crickets, which screened in the Horizons section at this year's
The Winds of Asia programmewill open its first-ever selection of Malaysian films(dubbed "Film
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TIFF's long list of relatedevents and screenings include Nippon Cinema Classics; retrospectives on KonIchikawa and the late Shohei Imamura; the animecs animation festival (openingfilm Paprika), and the TokyoInternational Women's Film Festival.
Next year's TIFF aims toconsolidate all of its related events under the "International ContentsCarnival" banner.
The Tokyo International FilmFestival runs from October 21 to 29 in